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BrianB6

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How to speak Oz
« on: August 23, 2016, 03:07:25 am »

A new version of the Oztralian dictionary has been issued.  %% for those of you who might consider coming here on holiday or longer?
Colloquialisms coined by famous faces, and terms originating from pop culture are present, along with iconic foods including battered savs, chocolate crackles, and fairy bread.
Ex-PM Tony Abbott was really quite fantastic in his use of language.
He's credited with realigning some of our Australianisms, such as shirtfront.
Captain's pick was another one which had some interesting fallout for Tony Abbott.
He's also the poster boy for the term budgie smuggler, which is another term that we have.

Food and drink words:
  • Goon of Fortune - a drinking game based on Wheel of Fortune involving cask wine and a Hills Hoist
  • Neenish tart - a sweet Australian bakery staple distinguished by its half-and-half pink and brown icing
  • Babyccino - a children's drink made of hot milk that is frothed
  • Chateau cardboard - cheap cask wine
Terms for people:
  • Pube - a public servant
  • Rurosexual - a metrosexual male who lives in country Australia
  • Ranga - a person with red hair
Political references:
  • Hawkespeak - references Bob Hawke's long sentences
  • Howard's battlers - working-class Labor supporters that voted for Liberal prime minister John Howard
  • Keep the "xxxxx" honest - Democrats' slogan coined by leader Don Chipp in the 1980s
Indigenous words:
  • Akudjura - a bush tomato
  • Bilma - a clapstick
  • Bunji - a mate
  • Kumanjayi - a substitute name for a person who has died
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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 03:28:17 am »

Our esteemed Prime Minister [at the time] also referred to a storage place as a suppository   {-)....not bad for someone with a Degree to be named as a Doctor  :P ................ Derek
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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 07:20:02 am »

Perhaps he meant he was a storage space for a suppository  {-)


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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 08:02:55 am »


Oh Ned......it is all too true O0...and this man was educated by you Folk over there at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar ...he has more Degree and Master letters after his name than 2/3 of the alphabet...and was also a man of the Cloth at one stage :o


'Abbott gaffe takes centre stage

On the campaign trail with Tony Abbott, Jonathan Swan reports on the Coalition's infrastructure pledge, and an unintended bout of potty humour.

No one,” Tony Abbott told a Melbourne gathering of Liberal Party faithful, “however smart, however well-educated, however experienced … is the suppository of all wisdom”.

The Opposition Leader's travelling mentor, Philip Ruddock, squirmed and the Victorian MP Josh Frydenberg took a few seconds to register what his leader had said'
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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 08:08:25 am »

Well, some people ARE anally retentive....

(Or should that be (ARGHH?)

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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 08:57:47 am »

 is Ikea furniture not Suppositry ?
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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 09:22:59 am »

To really 'speak Oz' you need to end every sentence in a higher pitch of voice .
This only work's if you are an official or wearing a unifoRM  . . .
'THEY' are trying to copy it over here , just not working . . . .  :P
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 09:50:15 am »

Hold on....one additional term is..... 'take the mickey out'

 <*<....& it appears that few of you blokes   :P  are trying to 'take the mickey' out of me......

That is with words such as Chateau de Cradboard and the IKUEA catalogue

I rest my case with the image below............ Derek {-)
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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 10:18:37 am »

Never mind
Sheell be rite mate  :embarrassed:
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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 12:24:08 pm »

Asya sed Derek, :o  :o

He waz edjicated abroad.

Den day tried ta palm im off as an ozzie.   O0  O0
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Re: How to speak Oz
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2016, 12:33:54 pm »

Just got back from Oz so No worries!
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